Art from the Garage

1Man1Garage is an Etsy shop run by Marcus Williams, which creates intricate woodworking art and projects.  Started in 2013, Williams and co-owner Sj Stone accumulated the tools they wanted to complete their designs and from Williams’s garage as a space to develop their designs before creating their Etsy shop. Now in 2017, Williams and Stone […]

The Representation Needs Representation

Imagine looking for a job with no idea of a place to start? Growing up, your advisors will tell you that connections are everything. Who you know in the industry is what will get you that big interview or prime-time audition to show how great your talent is. However, connecting to the right people can […]

Responsible Reception: The Importance of an Active Audience

Growing up, my parents would always tell me just how lucky I am for growing up in time when we have so much available at the press of a button. Born in the 1950s, they grew up with the major networks: NBC, CBS, and ABC. They watched whatever was on when it was on because […]

Out with the old and in with the new

While reading The Master Switch by Tim Wu, it didn’t take long for me to question the past, present, and future of communication technologies. The telephone, radio, and film industry have struggled with competition issues and have all endured a rise and fall within their development. The telegraph to the phone, the phone to the […]

You Are What You (Cr)eat(e)

I’m a firm believer that we are — as the title suggests — what we create. Creators put a little piece of themselves into each of their creations. These are their horcruxes, the little bits and pieces of themselves artists share for people all over the world to find. And in the process, the creations […]

The Portfolio Career: Balancing Creative Pursuits With a “Real” Job

I have always, on some level, wanted to work in the creative industries. My life-long passion for storytelling, which has gone through many different phases, has always subtley been guiding my path in life. I have grown up knowing that a creative career would probably not be a lucrative one, and further that job security […]

Are Job Opportunities in the Creative Industry Truly Precarious?

For the most part jobs in the creative industry are characterized as being precarious and involving episodes of chronic unemployment and underemployment. However, research has shown that despite being known as precarious, the creative industry is growing in popularity. There are a number of reasons why this label has stuck to the creative industry; for […]